Tottenham vs Leeds prediction: Who will win the Premier League match?
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Tottenham and Leeds will meet again in the Premier League for the first time since 2004. Spurs claimed a 1-0 win at Elland Road that day and also won 2-1 on Leeds’ visit to White Hart Lane earlier that season. They’ve met three times since then in the FA Cup.
Leeds are faring well back in the top-flight as manager Marcelo Bielsa goes up against Jose Mourinho once again.
The former Athletic Bilbao boss is yet to beat Mourinho, who won all four of their meetings while in charge of Real Madrid.
Leeds head into this match after demolishing West Brom 5-0 at the Hawthorns.
“We have only been in this league for 16 games and there are still many challenges and many tests we have to pass before we can legitimately say we belong,” said Bielsa.
“Every game in this league is a challenge, all the teams have secrets and capacities. There are few games you can think of where there are very few difficulties to resolve.
“We have to keep doing the same and keep doing it over a longer period of time. We have had a lot of highs and lows. Only two games ago we had an important defeat and our idea is to play in a consistent manner.
“The team was very efficient – from eight chances we scored five goals and we managed to score five, even if one of the goals was not through our own doing.”
Express Sport has consulted bookies thepools.com to round up some predictions ahead of the Premier League clash.
The figures shown are based on how fans have been betting on the Tottenham and Leeds markets.
A spokesperson said: “Marcelo Bielsa would have silenced critics for a few days at least after thrashing West Brom 5-0 away.
“Any kind of repeat is 0.4% likely to happen again when they face Spurs.
“Spurs are the favourites at 54.6% while Bielsa’s side are 25% and a draw is 25% too.
“Leeds will be looking to Patrick Bamford to deliver and maintain his goalscoring form.
“The former Chelsea player has scored 10 goals this season so far and is 14.3% to score first and 38.1% anytime.
“For Jose Mourinho’s side, look no further than Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
“There impressive partnership with either player featuring in the scoresheet in three of their last five matches.
“Kane is 25% likely to find the net first while his South Korean teammate is 21.1%.”
Mourinho has been happy with the improvement of Tanguy Ndombele in recent games.
The 24-year-old has struggled with injuries since his arrival last season and he has completed a full match only twice this term.
“We are happy, apart from a couple of matches where his performances were not good, overall there was a big evolution,” said Mourinho.
“To play at this intensity – Premier League intensity – and to last for 90 minutes is, of course, another step in the direction of his fitness. But he’s a player who is playing very well and is giving some good things to the team.
“Some players are very physical, some are very intense. Others are more explosive but they don’t last for 90 minutes or they have difficulties lasting 90 minutes.”
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